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3.7 in. Bowfin Fossil Fish Agoultichthys - Morocco

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3.7 in. Bowfin Fossil Fish Agoultichthys - Morocco

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Agoultichthys chattertoni Murray & Wilson, 2008
Bowfin Fish

Upper Cretaceous Period - Cenomian Stage (93-100 million years old)

Akrabou Formation
Gara es Sbâa, Agoult,
Kem Kem Basin, Morocco, Africa

Agoultichthys : 3.7 in. outstretched length (1 inch = 2.54 cm)


A very unusual and uncommon fossil fish from Morocco. This belong to the first of it's kind ever described from Africa in this family group, prior to that, this family was unknown from the region. Modern Bowfins have many-rayed dorsal fins and can breathe air.

The exposures of the Akrabou Formation near Agoult in the Kem-Kem Basin of Southeastern Morocco were the first time many of these Cretaceous Period fish were ever found in North Africa (around 2006) and are incredibly similar to those found in Lebanon of a similar geologic age. Many fine details including gut contents have been preserved in these remarkable fossil fish.